Greed In North Korea

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Greed survives best in two different situations, either you feed your greed off of those around you and climb to the top of the proverbial food chain, or you force those under you to serve your greed by keeping them in line with words like duty and loyalty. North Korea has been an independent country since 1945, and has since then feed it’s greed for power by forcing the loyalty of its people through lies and deceit. Layers of lies that fool it’s countrymen into feeling that their duty to country is more important than basic needs such as food. North Korea has ultimate control of its people and has effectively convinced them that their leaders are godly. Without this control the government would quickly fall apart and leave many millions of …show more content…
During the peace treaty talks, no one country would wholly own another, instead two would split it. Germany was famously split down the middle making East and West Germany. Korea was another example of this division of counties. Korea is a peninsula of land jutting out of the eastern coast of China. The United States and Russia decided to cut Korea in half at the 38th Parallel. Russia would take the northern half and the United States would take the southern half. “In 1948, when the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was established, Kim Il-Sung became the first premier of the North Korean communist regime.” (Encyclopidia Britanica , 2014). At first Kim Il-Sung would follow his Russian supports in a communist regime, soon though his leadership would change from being Pro-Russian to Pro-Chinese to finally self reliant. Joche or self reliance would take hold of the country’s political stance in the world. “KWP theoreticians developed four self-reliance (juche) principles: “autonomy in ideology, independence in politics, self-sufficiency in economy, and self-reliance in defense.” (Encyclopidia Britanica , 2014). Kim Il-Sung would take the front of this belief and display himself as the sole leader of the country. In order for the country to gain economic growth and stability the concept of Songun was pushed onto the people. This idea was that the military came first, …show more content…
Before coming of age all of the nation’s youth will be part of the Young Red Guard. This is one of several paramilitary groups in the nation. The Young Red Guard is young men and women that are not yet 18 years of age that are being groomed for military life by participating in military drill, where they will learn to march and will learn the nations patriotic songs. There are many other paramilitary groups in the country, and this forms the bulk of their army. These groups involve the countries police force and other militia type organizations. All of these groups receive approval by the state and are closely monitored and regulated. It is estimated that there are well over nine million men and women in the North Korean’s active, reserve and paramilitary groups, but because of the nations isolation from the rest of the world all military strength estimations are just guesses because there is no proper way to prove any

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